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It's Christmas, and in a Belfast toyshop, three despairing people are forced to contemplate suicide on a dangerous window ledge; a recently fired dad who has only enough money to buy his daughter a giant teddy bear, an alcoholic Santa who's fed up with kids, and the bankrupted store owner. When two security guards attempt to talk them down, they end up on the ledge as well... Written by Anonymous

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Tom Stoppard should sue...
10 May 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Alas no relation to Stoppard's amusing play Jumpers - instead this is a short film from the pen of the always excruciating Colin Bateman. I caught it on BBC Northern Ireland one night, a 1997 dry run for the illiterate and moneyed film-making which is currently so prevalent in the North. It's only point of interest is that it was filmed at the old Leisure World store in Belfast - now sadly demolished. I think that is also its main pitch as there is certainly nothing funny or original in the script. I suppose you could say it has a sub-theme about the merciless pace of change in Belfast, post ceasefires, but that would be pushing it - it's not about anything. A pointless waste of money.


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